|Bahai Temple Wilmette|
16mm. home movie featuring the Bahai Temple of Wilmette, Illinois circa 1953. From our Henry Wilczynski Collection.
Keywords: Home Movies; 1950s; Chicago; Temples
|Making Christmas Tree Ornaments|
This 1950s amateur film (presumably made by Chicago amateur filmmaker Margaret Conneely) stars an unenthused housewife and a dry narration track. Combined, they show us how to make a wide array of homemade ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths and more! From our Margaret Conneely Collection. Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films created by Margaret Conneely.
Keywords: Amateur films; Christmas; House wives; 1950s
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|Mister E - Margaret Conneely|
A domestic black comedy, MISTER E (1950s) expresses some of the edgier mischief and discontent that women of the 1950s could rarely express openly. This short film narrates the revenge acted out by a young wife, left at home while her husband is at a card game; by staging a rendezvous with a mannequin, this woman provokes an eruption of jealousy and violence before bringing about the desired marital tenderness...
Keywords: Amateur Films; 1950s; House Wives